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ORMTA – Canada Music Week Reports

We had a wide variety of ages and levels of performers with 27 different Canadian composers represented, including some original student and teacher works. Past-president, Warren Nicholson played the “Prelude” from Suite Pour Guitare, Op. 40 by Jacques Hétu. Member Philip Corke performed his own piano composition, Goody’s Blues, and affiliate member, Keisha Bell-Kovacs, played Barbara Pentland’s Studies in Line, No. 1 and 2. BELLVILLE

some well-deserved refreshments and goodies provided by the

The Belleville ORMTA branch

teachers

hosted its annual Canada Music Week Junior Recital on Sunday,

– Shannon O’Rourke

November 24th at Emmanuel

accompanied two student singers performing her own compositions, Mr. Nobody and Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep, and she also sang in the

United Church in Foxboro.

vocal ensemble performing

More than thirty young piano students from beginner to grade

Also, member, Linda Fletcher,

HAMILTON-HALTON

4 Conservatory level entertained a large audience of family

On Sunday 24th November 2013

and friends with their musical

the Hamilton-Halton Branch

performances. The repertoire

of ORMTA held a Canadian

included piano solos, duets,

Composers Recital featuring

and trios in a variety of musical

33 pieces performed by solo

styles from classical to popular

vocalists, pianists, a guitarist

and featured many selections

and a vocal ensemble. Though

by Canadian composers. The

normally open to students only,

afternoon concluded with an

for this recital teachers were

informal social gathering and

invited to perform as well.

her student, Katerina Gimon’s, stunning original piece, called Boundless. Other original student works were The Sun, composed and sung by Mira Meikle, and a remarkable Prelude/Allemande from Baroque Suite in D Minor by student Theo Selemidis. It was a truly enjoyable and fitting Canada Music Week Celebration. – Janice Beninger

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